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Darwin’s Choice – an insight into the first week of a board game campaign on Kickstarter

My name is Marc Dür and I am one of the board game designers behind Darwin’s Choice, which is currently live on Kickstarter. With more than 60,000 CHF committed and 1,100 backers, we are the most successful Swiss board/card game on Kickstarter. But that is not what this article is about. Rather, I am pleased […..]

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Cat Crimes logic game and brainteaser for ages 8 and up

Hello once again from The Review Board. Cat Crimes is a who’s-to-blame logic game/brainteaser challenge from ThinkFun that is playable either as a solo game or with as many players as one wants. In Cat Crimes, players select a challenge card and place the appropriate crime token (tangled yarn, broken plant, etc.) onto the table. […..]

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Board game shelves around the world #44

I’m Patrick, a father of four children whose ages range from 3 to 14. I’m an incessant reader and prefer fantasy, sci-fi, Stephen King, behavioral economics, and biographies (Tolkien, Seuss, historical figures, etc). I also like good comics, good beer, and good bourbon. My wife is also a board game enthusiast and has fond memories […..]

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The gamer’s outdoor game: Kingdoms Lawn Game

“Stone by stone. Wall by wall. Tower by tower. Build your castles. Once built, prepare your armies for war. Have your troops sharpen their swords as well as their wits. Let the strength of their arms and courage of their hearts lead them as they march toward the battle line. Alliances will be forged and […..]

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Wunderkammer: the card game of curating curious collections

Hi, my name is Phil, and I recently launched a board game on Kickstarter. It’s called Wunderkammer: The Card Game of Curating Curious Collections. My reasons for making it have been motivated as much by my passion for the idea as a practical business endeavor. The goal of the game is to collect item cards […..]

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5 tips for new air hockey players on how to win

Air hockey is one of the most popular table games next to foosball. While the rules of air hockey are pretty simple, the strategies that you can employ are endless. If you’re a newbie in the game, here are 5 tips for new air hockey players on how to win. Tip 1: The Triangle Defense […..]

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A pirate game about a sunken sea treasure

This board game was developed during a Game Design Course at Politecnico di Milano by Luca Bonfanti, Alessandro Malcotti, Paola Mirra, Emanuele Palmiotti, Anita Righetto, and Paola Sarno. For this course we had to start from a famous phrase, create a concept and develop a board game. Our sentence was “Il tempo consuma tutte le cose” which basically means “Time […..]

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